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Looking Backward 5.24.2012

25 Years Ago May 21, 1987   The Missouri 3A District 12-baseball tournament is under way in Ava this week, and the Ava Bears are among the teams that advanced through the first round. The Missouri School and College Relations ...

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Looking Backward 5.17.2012

25 Years Ago May 14, 1987   Members of the Ava High School graduating class of 1925 gathered for a 62nd anniversary reunion at the Alumni Banquet last Saturday evening.  Members of the class attending the reunion were Lyle Pettit, ...

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Looking Backward 5.10.2012

25 Years Ago May 7, 1987   Honor graduates at Ava High School are Naomi Watkins, vale­dictorian, and LuCinda Bishop, salutatorian. Casey Allen Blau, 18 year old senior at Ava High, son of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Lionel Blau was ...

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Looking Backward 5.3.2012

25 Years Ago April 30, 1987   Foreign language students from Ava High School took first place in the Culture Bowl last Saturday at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin. Ava students shut out teams from Springfield high schools including Glendale, ...

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Looking Backward 4.26.2012

25 Years Ago April 23, 1987   Vice-President George Bush and Mrs. Bush will be in Mtn. Grove on Monday, April 27 to re-dedicate the newly refurbished bandstand on the Mtn. Grove Square. The program will begin at 3 p.m. ...

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Looking Backward 4.19.2012

  25 Years Ago April 16, 1987   The Ava Area Chamber of Commerce has named J.G. Heinlein to serve as its executive director. Strong winds and a brief period of heavy rain accompanied the spring storm that passed through ...

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Looking Backward 4.12.2012

  25 Years Ago April 9, 1987   Edna Thompson will be crowned Oats Queen at the annual Spring Fling that will be held at the Ava Community Center this Saturday, April 11. Members of the Ava High School golf ...

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Looking Backward 4.5.2012

  25 Years Ago April 2, 1987   All conference balloting for the 1986-87 basketball season places three Ava players on the honorable mention list. Receiving honorable mention in boys competition were juniors Gary Jenkins and Mickey Swofford, and senior ...

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Looking Backward 3.29.2012

  25 Years Ago March 26, 1987   The New Ava High School Library is now officially “Decker Library,” named in recognition of Dr. H. Max Decker, Ava High School principal and longtime edu­cator in the Ava Public Schools. The ...

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Looking Backward 3.22.2012

25 Years Ago March 19, 1987   Newly elected and appointed Extension Council members sworn in last Thursday night are Dale Uhlmann, Don Blackerby, Byron Cory, Wilfred Boeddeker, and Armon Stewart. The Ava Chamber of Commerce moved one step closer ...

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